Convention in Marriage is Slipping, and That’s a Good Thing

Couple after their garden wedding ceremony

Couple after their garden wedding ceremonyIf there is a landmark quality to contemporary weddings, it is that couples are doing away with traditions. It should be in a church or you should invite everybody you have ever known in your life. Not only do these things sound wildly impractical, the celebration loses a bit of its magic.

Sticking to established ways does not always reflect the couple’s wishes. The planning goes to cater to the guests, to make sure they are well and go home satisfied. All eyes are on the couple, but they are more like a centrepiece that people merely watch.

That is why couples today are doing away with convention and doing it their way. After all, this is their wedding and love to celebrate. The ceremony should be the highlight of the wedding, and everything else only leads up to it.

Out with the Old

Australia’s civil marriage celebrants, such as A Timeless Love, embody the best thing about modern marriages. They create a more meaningful ceremony. They make sure that everyone remembers the moment when two people exchange vows. Regardless of the setting, their job is to confirm your love.

Convention also dictates that spending little is OK. On this measure, many couples are happy to say goodbye to convention. Just like this couple who spent $1,600 on their wedding, and with 100 guests to boot. Emilyrose Fitzpatrick says that spending so little on their wedding did not take away from its meaning. And that she and her husband had more money to spend on a more amazing honeymoon.

In with Equality

There are more reasons for same-sex couples to look forward to their special day. At this point in history, finally, they can wed. They can celebrate their love for each other without fear. Governments are also supporting the movement. There is a probability in the future that everyone can be free to make their love for each other official.

The unconventional wedding, from the ceremony to the reception, can be a better reflection of the couple. With the same opportunity open to same-sex couples, now is perhaps the best time to be more enthusiastic about weddings.